U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
The CLC (Community Living Center) is a 100-bed skilled nursing facility that provides comprehensive resident care for Veterans who need rehabilitation, long term care, end of life care, respite care, wound management, antibiotic therapy, cancer therapy or respite care. There are five (5) neighborhoods within CLC: three for long term care, 1 for rehab/short stay and 1 for Hospice. The length of stay for veterans in the 4 neighborhoods within CLC may range from 1 week to years. The length of stay is determined by the individual needs of the veteran, potential for rehabilitation, and availability of resources for discharge to the least restrictive environment. Discharge planning and patient/family education is initiated upon admission and continues throughout the patient's stay in the CLC. The CLC has an interdisciplinary team that includes staffing representing Nursing, Dietary, Social Work, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians. The interdisciplinary team meets each week to discuss care planning and needs of patients. Nurses are competent in the management of patients with complex diseases such as Diabetes, CHF, COPD, Cancer, and Dementia. Responsibilities The 4 (four) key quality characteristics of the Relief RN role are: 1. Clinical knowledge and skills 2. Rehab/restorative nursing abilities 3. Compliance with infection control guidelines 4. Critical thinking and care planning The Relief Nurse is responsible for the following: ? Performing dressing changes and treatments consistent with medical orders and protocols ? Recommending PU management strategies, to include pressure relieving devices ? Providing education to Providers and nursing staff ? Assessing residents for restorative nursing needs and developing the restorative plan of care ? Monitoring restorative and nursing staff execution of the restorative plan ? Performing as relief nurse on the neighborhoods, to include acting as charge nurse or patient care assistant ? Other duties as assigned Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: - Previous nursing home experience at the SNF level - Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patients, families and other members of the interdisciplinary team. - Demonstrated skills in decision-making, sound clinical judgment and critical-thinking abilities - Demonstrated ability to use computer systems in support of patient care delivery Preferred Education/Certification: - BSN - Gerontological Nursing certification - Med/Surg certification Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: Applicants selected for the position must be able to pass a pre-employment physical as per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc. Cover LetterDD-214OF-306ResumeSF-15SF-50
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.